A Year in Review 2020: 4-H Agricultural Youth Programs by Mario Villarino
Dec15

A Year in Review 2020: 4-H Agricultural Youth Programs by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas 2020 Hopkins County 4-H Agricultural Plan Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Jessica Humphrey, Assistant Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Relevance:...

Read More
Application Process Open For SSISD Head Start And Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Apr22

Application Process Open For SSISD Head Start And Pre-Kindergarten Programs

The application process for SSISD Head Start and pre-kindergarten programs for the 2020-2021 school year is under way for new-to-the-district children. As with everything these days, registration will be conducted differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs, for children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, are typically housed at Douglass Early Childhood Learning Center. Parents/guardians may complete the...

Read More
Milestones Reached For 2 Programs At County Jail
Feb02

Milestones Reached For 2 Programs At County Jail

Hopkins County jail marked two milestones this week – success in two of the programs offered to inmates. This week, two of the women enrolled in the GED program at the jail passed their tests to earn their certificates. Two trustees also found their smiles, thanks to the new teeth they received, as part of a dental program as well. Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum, Jamie Dowell, Robert Stephens, Dr. Millie Nylan, Maranda Miller,...

Read More
September SSISD Board Meeting Focused on New Programs, Security, Success
Sep11

September SSISD Board Meeting Focused on New Programs, Security, Success

Sulphur Springs School Board gained insight into a number of programs at Sulphur Springs Elementary School including a Gentlemen’s League, a program for 4th and 5th grade boys, and “My Classroom Economy”, a program that teaches students basic financial and budgeting skills. A number of other reports were heard as the board approved a number of policies and purchased two new maintenance vehicles. Clay Johnson (rt) presented a...

Read More
$93 Million Bond Election Called May 7 For Sulphur Springs ISD
Feb15

$93 Million Bond Election Called May 7 For Sulphur Springs ISD

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees Monday night called for a $93 million bond election to pay for needed upgrades, improvements and additions identified by the district’s Long Range Facilities Planning Committee during a series of meetings and campus walk-throughs. The committee presented their recommendations at a special Feb. 7 board meeting. Mike Lamb, SSISD superintendent The election will be held May 7, 2022, in...

Read More
Sulphur Springs ISD Administrators To Present Return To In-Person Instruction, Compensation Plans
Aug09

Sulphur Springs ISD Administrators To Present Return To In-Person Instruction, Compensation Plans

Adult Meal Price Increase, Meet The Teacher Schedule, Handbooks, Architectural Firm On SSISD Aug. 9 Agenda SSISD logo The Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees appears to have a full agenda Monday evening, with a number of routine items such as presentation of the student and employee handbooks, update on Meet the Teacher activities scheduled throughout the district, and approval of the latest policy updates as...

Read More
Sulphur Springs ISD Agrees To ‘Strike Off’ Oak Avenue Property To City For New Senior Citizens Center
Aug17

Sulphur Springs ISD Agrees To ‘Strike Off’ Oak Avenue Property To City For New Senior Citizens Center

House Built By CTE Students Still Unsold Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees were asked during their regular August meeting to consider taking action regarding two different properties owned by the school. Oak Avenue Properties Trustees agreed to “strike off” and give to the city tracts of property located on Oak Avenue, where a nursing home used to be located. The property has been abandoned and...

Read More
Wright Resigns from SSISD Board
Sep04

Wright Resigns from SSISD Board

A Tuesday meeting for the Sulphur Springs School Board at 6 p.m. will focus on the pending resignation of member Kerry Wright and the appointment of his immediate successor. The meeting was moved from the regular Monday session to Tuesday due to the Labor Day Holiday. Head Start items, budget regular items, and the Superintendent’s report on student enrollment is also on the agenda. The full agenda for the School Board meeting...

Read More
2022 In Review: 4-H Agricultural Plan — Hopkins County
Dec21

2022 In Review: 4-H Agricultural Plan — Hopkins County

Mario Villarino By Dr. Mario Villarino, Hopkins County Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, [email protected] RELEVANCE 4-H Agriculture and Natural Resources projects are an important component of the county 4-H program in Texas. Currently, 63% of Texas 4-H members are enrolled in a livestock project. These projects provide youth with subject matter education, as well as valuable learning experiences ,...

Read More
A Year In Review — 2022 Livestock And Forage Education
Dec15

A Year In Review — 2022 Livestock And Forage Education

By Dr. Mario Villarino, Hopkins County Extension Agent- Agriculture and Natural Resources RELEVANCE Livestock and forage production are a 3.96 billion dollars industry in the Central Region. Livestock and forage enterprises are affected  by climate  and market variability. Hopkins County currently has more than 100,000 head of cattle with 27,000 head of dairy cattle. Due to environmental ...

Read More